52 months ago
Hey guys, so I'm very close to completing my build and just putting some finishing touches on it. I'm torn between PSU wattage. My current estimated wattage draw is about 470 with my current build:
I was going to get a 650 or 750 Gold Certified EVGA Modular PSU, however I am going balls to the walls with this build compared to my original budget and so I'd like to it make it as futureproof as possible and not have to upgrade or build another one for a loooong time. One of the things I'd like to leave room for is possibly adding another 980 Ti a year or two or three down the road as they become cheaper and my rig becomes a little more outdated. I figured 470W + 250W would leave me at 720W out of 750W so that would be technically feasible under load but not necessarily ideal. I have never overclocked before but if I can figure it out with this build I may do some very minor overclocking (4.0 to 4.2 stable or something). Would it be a bad idea or damaging to get a 850W or 1000W PSU when I I only currently have a 470W draw system? I also may plan to add a PCI3 M.2 Drive as an OS boot drive as they come down in price which is why I want to leave room for expansion.
Thank for the help guys!